Prominent journalist Kamal Lohani dies

Veteran Bangladeshi journalist and cultural organizer Kamal Lohani dies. He was 85. He was tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

Kamal Lohani worked as director general of Shilpakala Academy. He was admitted to the ICU of Health and Hope Hospital, situated in Panthapath in Dhaka, for a combination of lung and kidney ailments.

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Lohani was later tested for the coronavirus infection and the results came back positive yesterday, Kamal Lohani’s daughter Bonya Lohani said.

Lohani started his career as journalist in the Daily Millat in 1955. He also worked as a secretary at Chhayanaut, a cultural organization, in 1962. He also formed Kranti in 1967, which is a left cultural organization. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2015.

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